Remembrance Day

On the 11th of November at 11AM, we stop to remember the men and women who have given their lives in the service of our country.

This year marks 96 years since the Armistice was signed between the Allied Forces and the German forces on November 11 1918, ending the Great War.

A wreath of poppies on the wall of the National War Memorial of Scotland
A wreath of poppies on the wall of the National War Memorial of Scotland

Armistice Day, as it is called here in the UK and Europe, was commemorated with the traditional two minutes silence at 11AM.

The National War Memorial of Scotland
The National War Memorial of Scotland

Later, as part of our visit to Edinburgh Castle, we spent some time paying our respects in the National War Memorial of Scotland and learning more about the Scottish experience of war in the National War Museum.

Lest we forget.